Folio from a Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu (d.1058); recto: Magpies and scorpions; verso: text, Characteristics of scorpion and crab

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Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi’ al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black naskh script with title in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Magpies and scorpions, one column, 13 lines; verso: text: Characteristics of scorpion and crab, one column, 12 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
Border: the text and the painting have been remargined and mounted on another paper.

Historical period(s)
Il-Khanid dynasty, Mongol period, early 14th century
Medium
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 10.7 x 10 cm (4 3/16 x 3 15/16 in)
Geography
Iran
Credit Line
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number
F1928.6
On View Location
Currently not on view
Classification(s)
Manuscript
Type

Detached manuscript folio

Keywords
bird, crab, Il-Khanid dynasty (1256 - 1353), Iran, Mongol period (1220 - 1380), naskh script, scorpion
Provenance

To 1928
Hagop Kevorkian (1872-1962), New York to 1928 [1]

From 1928
Freer Gallery of Art, purchased from Hagop Kevorkian, New York in 1928 [2]

Notes:

[1] Object file, undated folder sheet note. See also Freer Gallery of Art Purchase List file, Collections Management Office.

[2] See note 1.

Previous Owner(s)

Hagop Kevorkian 1872 - 1962

Description

Detached folio from a dispersed copy of Manafi' al-hayawan (Usefulness of animals) by Ibn Bakhtishu; text: Persian in black naskh script with title in blue kufic script; recto: illustration and text: Magpies and scorpions, one column, 13 lines; verso: text: Characteristics of scorpion and crab, one column, 12 lines; one of a group of 6 folios.
Border: the text and the painting have been remargined and mounted on another paper.

Published References
  • Hagop Kevorkian. Exhibition of the Kevorkian Collection Including Objects Excavated Under His Supervision. New York. cat. 27.
Collection Area(s)
Arts of the Islamic World
Web Resources
Google Cultural Institute
Rights Statement

Copyright with museum

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